Best museums in Amsterdam

Check out the top museums in Amsterdam, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Woonboot Museum
1. Woonboot Museum
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8 local reviews
296 Prinsengracht, Amsterdam
Closed now
020 427 0750
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Evy
Houseboat Museum (Woonboot Museum) In Amsterdam’s central district Jordaan, along the Prinsengracht canal, you…
Daniel
Only houseboat museum in the world!
Frederike
If you want to see what it’s like to live on a houseboat, you can visit the Houseboat Museum on your left side…
1. Woonboot Museum
1. Woonboot Museum
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8 local reviews
296 Prinsengracht, Amsterdam
Closed now
020 427 0750
Evy
Evy
Houseboat Museum (Woonboot Museum) In Amsterdam’s central district Jordaan, along the Prinsengracht canal, you’ll find this small, quirky mu…
Daniel
Daniel
Only houseboat museum in the world!
Frederike
Frederike
If you want to see what it’s like to live on a houseboat, you can visit the Houseboat Museum on your left side just before the bridge. The o…
2. science center NEMO
2. science center NEMO
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144 local reviews
2 Oosterdok, Amsterdam
Closed now
020 531 3233
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Peter
The museum is located in a remarkable building, designed by Renzo Piano, that juts out of the harbor like the…
Jeroen
A tall, green building above the water of the IJ waterway. This is NEMO, the largest science museum in the Net…
Tessa
At NEMO Science Museum, everyone – from young to old – discovers how fascinating science and technology are. O…
2. science center NEMO
2. science center NEMO
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144 local reviews
2 Oosterdok, Amsterdam
Closed now
020 531 3233
Peter
Peter
The museum is located in a remarkable building, designed by Renzo Piano, that juts out of the harbor like the stern of a copper ship. From …
Jeroen
Jeroen
A tall, green building above the water of the IJ waterway. This is NEMO, the largest science museum in the Netherlands where you can dive in…
Tessa
Tessa
At NEMO Science Museum, everyone – from young to old – discovers how fascinating science and technology are. On five floors crammed full of …
3. Huis Marseille
3. Huis Marseille
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24 local reviews
401 Keizersgracht, Amsterdam
Closed now
020 531 8989
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Marvin
This museum for fotografy is the less touristy little brother of the famous FOAM. Usually they have amazing w…
Juel
My favorite photo museum, always a worthwhile collection on display. Situated in a historic canal house, it o…
Eric
Surprising photo exhibitions in a great building at one of the grand canals. Relaxed atmosphere too. Also try…
3. Huis Marseille
3. Huis Marseille
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24 local reviews
401 Keizersgracht, Amsterdam
Closed now
020 531 8989
Marvin
Marvin
This museum for fotografy is the less touristy little brother of the famous FOAM. Usually they have amazing work. Check the website for mor…
Juel
Juel
My favorite photo museum, always a worthwhile collection on display. Situated in a historic canal house, it offers a great glimpse into the…
Eric
Eric
Surprising photo exhibitions in a great building at one of the grand canals. Relaxed atmosphere too. Also try the Foam museum.
4. Vondelpark
4. Vondelpark
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1033 local reviews
Vondelpark, Amsterdam
020 624 1111
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Richard
The place to be, to see Dutchies chill out in the parc. Vondelpark is the largest city park in Amsterdam, an…
Femke
The place to be, to see Dutchies chill out in the park. Vondelpark is the largest city park in Amsterdam, and…
Kevin&Chantal
The place to be, to see Dutchies chill out in the parc. Vondelpark is the largest city park in Amsterdam, and …
4. Vondelpark
4. Vondelpark
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1033 local reviews
Vondelpark, Amsterdam
020 624 1111
Richard
Richard
The place to be, to see Dutchies chill out in the parc. Vondelpark is the largest city park in Amsterdam, and certainly the most famous pa…
Femke
Femke
The place to be, to see Dutchies chill out in the park. Vondelpark is the largest city park in Amsterdam, and certainly the most famous par…
Kevin&Chantal
Kevin&Chantal
The place to be, to see Dutchies chill out in the parc. Vondelpark is the largest city park in Amsterdam, and certainly the most famous park…
5. The Amsterdams Historisch Museum
5. The Amsterdams Historisch Museum
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73 local reviews
The Amsterdams Historisch Museum, Amsterdam
Closed now
020 523 1822
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Evy
Amsterdam Museum Amsterdam’s historical museum recently joined the 21st century with a major rebranding and up…
Maartje
Our favourite museum. Has a nice overview exhibition of Amsterdam history AND has a larger multi-story collect…
Lotte
There starts a really cool street art tour from the museum. You can make a reservation through Facebook: Stree…
5. The Amsterdams Historisch Museum
5. The Amsterdams Historisch Museum
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73 local reviews
The Amsterdams Historisch Museum, Amsterdam
Closed now
020 523 1822
Evy
Evy
Amsterdam Museum Amsterdam’s historical museum recently joined the 21st century with a major rebranding and updates to its permanent display…
Maartje
Maartje
Our favourite museum. Has a nice overview exhibition of Amsterdam history AND has a larger multi-story collection for rainy days or just for…
Lotte
Lotte
There starts a really cool street art tour from the museum. You can make a reservation through Facebook: Street Art Amsterdam. It is a two h…
6. Koninklijk Paleis
6. Koninklijk Paleis
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53 local reviews
147 Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, Amsterdam
Closed now
020 620 4060
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Evert Jan
Called a palace ... but once build as our town hall. The story tells you exactly why I like Amsterdam so much…
Boris
The original city hall, now royal palace, build in the 17th century as a masterpiece of freedom. Its open as m…
Esther & Jan
The Royal Palace Amsterdam is one of three palaces used by the Royal House. Most of the year, the Palace is op…
6. Koninklijk Paleis
6. Koninklijk Paleis
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53 local reviews
147 Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, Amsterdam
Closed now
020 620 4060
Evert Jan
Evert Jan
Called a palace ... but once build as our town hall. The story tells you exactly why I like Amsterdam so much. Forget the Amsterdam Museum. …
Boris
Boris
The original city hall, now royal palace, build in the 17th century as a masterpiece of freedom. Its open as museum most of the time.
Esther & Jan
Esther & Jan
The Royal Palace Amsterdam is one of three palaces used by the Royal House. Most of the year, the Palace is open to the public. Visitors are…
7. Oosterpark
7. Oosterpark
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167 local reviews
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Filippo
That's a neighbourhood park which is becoming every day more popoular. It's nice and it's perfect to relax, go…
Valeria
Beautiful and quite large park just behind the Tropenmuseum. Good for chilling in the sun ... but also for jog…
Betty
Lovely park, newly renovated. Good for a run or a walk. Meanwhile stop at 'Tropenmuseum' and 'Hotel Arena' to …
7. Oosterpark
7. Oosterpark
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167 local reviews
Filippo
Filippo
That's a neighbourhood park which is becoming every day more popoular. It's nice and it's perfect to relax, go for a run or get a cup of cof…
Valeria
Valeria
Beautiful and quite large park just behind the Tropenmuseum. Good for chilling in the sun ... but also for jogging!
Betty
Betty
Lovely park, newly renovated. Good for a run or a walk. Meanwhile stop at 'Tropenmuseum' and 'Hotel Arena' to peek around and have a refresh…
8. Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat
8. Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat
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156 local reviews
Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat, Amsterdam
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Tsarina
Located near the Museumplein, this street is your first stop for big-name designers like Hugo Boss, D&G, MaxMa…
Hilke
Head to the museum district for luxury shopping at its best. The P.C. Hooftstraat is Amsterdam’s most exclusiv…
Faez
The luxury street just around the corner from Rijksmuseum. Find your designer brands here. At time of writing,…
8. Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat
8. Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat
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156 local reviews
Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat, Amsterdam
Tsarina
Tsarina
Located near the Museumplein, this street is your first stop for big-name designers like Hugo Boss, D&G, MaxMara, Ralph Lauren, Hermes, Gucc…
Hilke
Hilke
Head to the museum district for luxury shopping at its best. The P.C. Hooftstraat is Amsterdam’s most exclusive shopping street, featuring b…
Faez
Faez
The luxury street just around the corner from Rijksmuseum. Find your designer brands here. At time of writing, I have seen many aspiring, be…
9. Paulus Potterstraat
9. Paulus Potterstraat
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3 local reviews
Paulus Potterstraat, Amsterdam
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Vera
Van Gogh Museum met tram 2
Arno
The Van Gogh Museum. The largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in 1 building.
Arno
The Van Gogh Museum. The largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in 1 building.
9. Paulus Potterstraat
9. Paulus Potterstraat
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3 local reviews
Paulus Potterstraat, Amsterdam
Vera
Vera
Van Gogh Museum met tram 2
Arno
Arno
The Van Gogh Museum. The largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in 1 building.
Arno
Arno
The Van Gogh Museum. The largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in 1 building.
10. Rembrandthuis
10. Rembrandthuis
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48 local reviews
4 Jodenbreestraat, Amsterdam
Closed now
020 520 0400
MuseumEstablishment
Evy
Rembrandt House Museum Situated in the former home of the renowned Dutch painter and etcher, Rembrandt Van Rij…
Paulo
THE REMBRANDT HOUSE MUSEUM Visit Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn’s home and workshop. For twenty years the Net…
Siete
The Rembrandt House Museum has been lovingly restored to its 17th-century majesty and offers a glimpse into th…
10. Rembrandthuis
10. Rembrandthuis
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48 local reviews
4 Jodenbreestraat, Amsterdam
Closed now
020 520 0400
Evy
Evy
Rembrandt House Museum Situated in the former home of the renowned Dutch painter and etcher, Rembrandt Van Rijn, the Rembrandt House Museum,…
Paulo
Paulo
THE REMBRANDT HOUSE MUSEUM Visit Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn’s home and workshop. For twenty years the Netherlands’ greatest artist live…
Siete
Siete
The Rembrandt House Museum has been lovingly restored to its 17th-century majesty and offers a glimpse into the everyday life of Rembrandt i…
11. Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam
11. Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam
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13 local reviews
61 D Plantage Kerklaan, Amsterdam
Closed now
020 620 2535
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Gustavo
This museum is very interesting, it really portrait Amsterdam during the Second World War. And it has explanat…
Yahav
World War II resistance museum - highly recomended! Tram 14 From Admiraal De Ruiterweg to Plantage Kerklaan, …
Alison
Small but intreasting museum detailing the WWII Dutch resistance through collections of photos, films & artifa…
11. Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam
11. Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam
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13 local reviews
61 D Plantage Kerklaan, Amsterdam
Closed now
020 620 2535
Gustavo
Gustavo
This museum is very interesting, it really portrait Amsterdam during the Second World War. And it has explanation in details, with loads of …
Yahav
Yahav
World War II resistance museum - highly recomended! Tram 14 From Admiraal De Ruiterweg to Plantage Kerklaan, then 2 minute walk (total 35-4…
Alison
Alison
Small but intreasting museum detailing the WWII Dutch resistance through collections of photos, films & artifacts.
12. Van Gogh Museum
12. Van Gogh Museum
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463 local reviews
7 Paulus Potterstraat, Amsterdam
Closed now
020 570 5200
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Evy
Van Gogh Museum Art lovers and Van Gogh fans must reward themselves with a visit to the Van Gogh Museum, one o…
Siete
For both locals and far-travelling visitors, the Van Gogh Museum is a unique and inspirational experience. Alo…
Inga
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is one of the most popular museums in the world, attracting visitors from eve…
12. Van Gogh Museum
12. Van Gogh Museum
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463 local reviews
7 Paulus Potterstraat, Amsterdam
Closed now
020 570 5200
Evy
Evy
Van Gogh Museum Art lovers and Van Gogh fans must reward themselves with a visit to the Van Gogh Museum, one of Amsterdam's must-sees. The m…
Siete
Siete
For both locals and far-travelling visitors, the Van Gogh Museum is a unique and inspirational experience. Alongside the legacy of Vincent v…
Inga
Inga
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is one of the most popular museums in the world, attracting visitors from every corner of the globe. Natura…